SpaceX is very busy testing their rockets this weekend. Yesterday we reported about their successful test of Thrust Firing of Falcon 9 Rocket. The private space company had also scheduled the launch of the Falcon 1 Flight 3 mission for Saturday, August 2nd.
Falcon 1 is the first new orbital rocket in more than a decade. The test on Saturday afternoon did fail though. The Falcon 1 did not reach orbit. After the first stage of the launch that went well a problem occurred with stage separation, causing the stages to be held together.
Falcon 1 is a two-stage, liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene powered launch vehicle. The first stage is powered by a single SpaceX Merlin 1C Regenerative engine – flying for the first time on this Flight 3 mission. A “hold before liftoff” system enhances reliability by permitting all systems to be verified as functioning nominally before launch is initiated. The Falcon 1 second stage is powered by a single SpaceX Kestrel engine.
SpaceX needs to still analyze why the failure occurred, but is moving forward with their plans.
Via the SpaceX site.
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